Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 19 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. In 2019, he was appointed the first Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence. He currently teaches an on-campus/online course called Green Rights.

labour history

The Education of Everett Richardson: Back in print after 40 years!

ONE OF ATLANTIC CANADA’S 100 GREATEST BOOKS! THE EDUCATION OF EVERETT RICHARDSON The Story of the Nova Scotia Fishermen’s Strike 1970-71 [Buy it here:] “If I was twenty years younger,” shouted the woman, “I’d smash right through that picket line: I would!” “If you was twenty years younger,” snapped a union wife, “you’d fuck your way through it like you did with the crew of that fourteen-dory Yankee longliner that was in here them days.” As Father Ron Parsons listened with amusement, a woman behind him in the picket line turned to her companion.

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Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest Books:The Education of Everett Richardson

here is what Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest Books says about THE EDUCATION OF EVERETT RICHARDSON: “In The Education of Everett Richardson, Silver Donald Cameron recounts the history of the Maritimes’ first major fishing strike (running through 1970 and 1971, when some two hundred and fifty fishermen in three tiny eastern ports fought for the right to organize, and for benefits and job security.

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